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Williams, Roger Lawrence 1923-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Trials, litigation, etc  Church history  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DC278, 944.081
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Lawrence Williams
The French Revolution of 1870-1871 by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mortal Napoleon III by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaslight and shadow; the world of Napoleon III, 1851-1870 by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1977 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten biographies of people from the period of the French Second Empire
The horror of life by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Napoleon III : 1851-1870 by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through brilliant profiles of ten influential persons of the period, this book sharply illuminates the social, political and cultural setting of the Second Empire. The author paints a gallery of vivid portraits. These fascinating character studies evoke the dazzling and wonderful world of mid-nineteenth century France, a world confronted with -- and giving answers to -- moral crises and questions still pertinent to our own age
The Commune of Paris, 1871 by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Rochefort, prince of the gutter press by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manners and murders in the world of Louis-Napoleon by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Europe, 1660-1945 by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of federal support for higher education : George W. Atherton and the land-grant college movement by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanophilia in eighteenth-century France : the spirit of the Enlightenment by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader should emerge with a clearer understanding of what the Enlightenment actually was in contrast to some popular second-hand ideas today."--Jacket
"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky Mountains by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As we approach the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 2004, attention will inevitably turn to those nineteenth-century explorers who risked life and limb to interpret the natural history of the American West. Beginning with Meriwether Lewis and his discovery of the bitterroot, the goal of most explorers was not merely to find an adequate route to the Pacific, but also to comment on the state of the region's ecology and its suitability for agriculture, and, of course, to collect plant specimens. In this book, Williams follows the trail of over a dozen explorers who "botanized" the Rocky Mountains, and who, by the end of the nineteenth century, became increasingly convinced that the flora of the American West was distinctive. The sheer wonder of discovery, which is not lost on Williams or his subjects, was best captured by botanist Edwin James in 1820 as he emerged above timberline in Colorado to come upon "a region of astonishing beauty.""--Jacket
Aven Nelson of Wyoming by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French botany in the Enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume completes a trilogy meant to be a commentary on the botanophilia that captured the literate public in 18th-century France. Enthusiastic public support for any governmental initiative likely to expand botanical knowledge was an expression of immense curiosity about the natural world beyond Europe, which extended into a curiosity about primitive people and cultures little known. It amounted to a quest for universal knowledge that could benefit all mankind: useful knowledge that could improve the human condition in this life. That was the spirit of the Enlightenment, the sciences believed to be the key to humanity's advancement. The botanists exploring abroad brought back exciting quantities of new species and genera, but also a message about the condition of primitive people that undercut the fashionable image of noble savagery. No matter how dispiriting were some of the conditions they observed abroad, they retained a faith that ignorance and superstition could be vanquished
The letters of Dominique Chaix, botanist-curé by Dominique Chaix( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Europe since Napoleon by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Rocky Mountain plants by Ruth Ashton Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon III and the Stoeffel Affair by Roger Lawrence Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How modernity came to a Provençal town : citizens and clergy of Grasse by John F Freeman( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land-grant colleges and the reshaping of American higher education( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins of federal support for higher education : George W. Atherton and the land-grant college movement
Alternative Names
Williams, Roger

Williams, Roger L.

Williams, Roger L. 1923-

Williams, Roger L. (Roger Lawrence), 1923-

Williams, Roger Lawrence 1923-

Williams, Rogier L. 1923-

Languages
English (164)

French (5)

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Botanophilia in eighteenth-century France : the spirit of the Enlightenment"A region of astonishing beauty" : the botanical exploration of the Rocky MountainsAven Nelson of WyomingFrench botany in the Enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuersHandbook of Rocky Mountain plants